With the elevator up ...

Are you looking for new ideas, where would it be better than starting on your doorstep? You can find ideas everywhere , the location doesn't matter.


Urbanization and housing shortages are always an issue, especially in attractive cities. To do this, I looked at the average construction of multi-storey houses in the city. Many of you, strictly speaking, many of the houses have 4 floors or more. Building high was in and created a lot of space in a small space.


The increasing growth of people moving to big cities means that there is a lack of housing on every corner. That drives prices up. The country and urban development must continuously open up new residential areas. The landscape and nature are lost forever. Almost every new construction project is initially categorically blocked by residents, citizens' movements and nature conservationists. With applications, all means available are exhausted. Can you also understand that 30 years there was a clear view of the hinterland and suddenly you should make friends with new development areas?


So why don't you start by modernizing all old houses with an outside elevator? In my estimation, more than 300,000 apartments are not rented out across the country because they are unfavorably located on high floors and do not have their own elevator. The apartments from the 3rd floor without an elevator are rented, but it takes a long time before the apartments are rented.


Why can it be interesting?


Let's take a look at the needs of citizens, the mobility of today and in which direction it will move.


Sure, houses with an elevator are great. When asked with or without you don't need to crawl around. Young people especially like to live above the roofs of a city. Why? Of course the view into the distance. Without an elevator , then better not.

How do we move today. Barely? The e-scooters and the e-bikes have broken the last will to arrange themselves sportily. The way to the car is already too far for some. Whole groceries are delivered to your home. Dark but comfortable the way a large part of us moves steeply .


Now what about the old ones. Up to what age will the older ones> 70 and older still want to leave your apartment where there is no elevator. How many probably live on these high floors because you once moved in when you were in your mid- 30s or 40s. Still, everyone fulfilled their duties until retirement. At 70 or with many only at 75 or 80, the walk and climbing the stairs stop. The elderly are more at home, move less and therefore become “unhealthy” faster. This way of life little move happens to be unhealthy. If older people can no longer leave their homes as desired due to the construction, then this is also a major cut in the quality of life. In return, the mobile nursing services are drumming at the cash register, which is good business for them. And even for mobile services, it is a more easy way to walk up the many floors. Without an elevator , entire streets are affected by vacancies on the upper floors.

So let's take a look at people aged 70+. If you started a study today and the associated implementation for planning and the need for elevators, then the flats in 2023-2030 would be fit for the next 100 years.

Why would that be a win in many ways?


The cities are modernizing their housing stocks for the future. Cities can reduce planning in part by opening up new construction areas. The landscape around the outskirts is preserved. The quality of life can be given back to the now living seniors in these apartments without an elevator. An expected move to a retirement home can be ruled out into old age. The mobile nursing services can plan your capacities differently. The value of the property and the attractiveness for all apartments from the 3rd floor increases significantly. Injuries and falls in stairs by climbing stairs are reduced. The industry that produces the elevators is happy about the massive new orders in the books. All companies and service providers who are associated with the construction and maintenance of elevators get something out of the cake in the long term. A forgotten booming market. Last but not least, some houses gain a special charm. Fit for the future. The old and the modern combine.


Elevators with external installation are available from € 50,000, easier and cheaper if you order elevators from countries with lower production costs.

With such a large decrease in elevators from 10,000 pieces, you would even bring your own cheaper variant onto the market without losing quality.


The problem! Not all homes have a sufficient pedestrian / citizen walk width. At least if you don't adapt the current standards. In many cases you would have to do this. Optionally, if there are parking bays in front of the houses, the citizen could be adjusted by a curved route. This then costs 1-1 ½ parking spaces per lift.

At this point you have to say that the architects from the 1950s either had no permission to build as large and free as you wanted, or there was no distant view that a city could burst at the seams at some point. In this respect, you can envy many countries. Where there are 4 lane streets per direction of travel through the city center, there are also> 6m or more wide streets for citizens . Shrinking the citizen there is easier.

Now of course the important part comes. The funding and the potential for savings for the city and the communities.

If you take a house with 4 floors, most floors 3 and 4 will benefit from future rental income. That means in numbers. A community wins back 2-3 apartments per floor. For all age groups, including those who are restricted.

So per floor x2 makes 4-6 apartments per house without an elevator.

Experts will then individually find out that you cannot install an outdoor lift on every house.


If a municipality recovers 4 apartments on average, the following costs are compared. 4x new apartments = € 400,000. New buildings usually have more parties so 6-12 per entrance. So the total would be a multiple. An elevator for the outer facade costs from € 50,000, we simply take an average of € 75,000.

So € 75,000 sounds better than € 400,000. Especially when tax money is made available for funding for modernization and modernization of cities .

So you can win back> 100-1000 apartments in small towns. One can!

Significantly more in big cities? Possibly ... Since citizens are unfortunately only granted limited access to statistical data for free, there is no further explanation. Above all, the provision of real-time data can reduce subsequent work in the planning. The space with its existing capacities is being rethought.


Let's take a look at the Big Dimension in numbers. This example has been calculated for Germany.

300,000 apartments cost x € 125,000 = € 37,500,000,000 = € 37.5 billion

This does not include building land - planning and development .

100,000 elevators cost x € 80,000 = € 8,000,000,000 = € 8 billion.

This already includes some preparation costs.

It can be assumed that with such a high number of outside elevators, special conditions will be negotiated with the manufacturers.

These are roughly gross prices with VAT. So something flows back from the sum.

The saving is about 75%.

With an annual tax wastage of 40 billion euros for 40 years and even at “D-Mark” times , according to the German taxpayer, that would be a project that runs in a different direction.

Numbers don't lie unless you manipulate them.


Business owners have to think up how the homeowner can benefit financially from this with their residential units.


That was it for the moment






Kind regards


rinaldo imperiale